A wedding ceremony and reception venue in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Phoenix is a historic landmark perfect for your memorable and important day. With a talented team who will assist you every step of the day, this venue will ensure a day personalized to your wedding vision.
Facilities and Capacity
The Phoenix offers many rooms for you to choose from for an intimate event or a grand celebration. The Archway Ballroom is very popular for wedding ceremonies and intimate receptions, with a guest capacity of 190 for a seated reception and a 15 x 21 foot dance floor. The ballroom features stained glass windows and is located on the same floor as an adjoining large foyer area for cocktails. The Grand Ballroom occupies the entire third floor of the venue, featuring breathtaking stained glass, high ceilings and gorgeous balconies. It can accommodate 380 guests for a seated reception with a dance floor.
With a personalized wedding consultant, you will have a coordinator from the initial contract through the day of your amazing event. Additional staff includes bartenders, servers and an event captain for your day. Amenities in your wedding package include:
The Phoenix offers full-service catering for almost any size event. Couples have the choice of the Silver, Gold or Diamond packages. Some food options include braised short rib, pork tenderloin, halibut, filet mignon and more. The most basic package offers:
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Elizabeth · Married on 06/21/2019
I cannot say enough good things about The Phoenix. The venue itself is stunning. The beautiful, historic building as well as the surrounding area of Cincinnati provided some excellent pictures for us. Our reception was in the Grand Ballroom which was so beautiful. We loved how spacious it was while still feeling like we could fill it. It’s a beautiful area that will no doubt wow your guests AND still be a perfect place for everyone to have fun! Abby worked with us for the months before the wedding and she was SO SWEET and helpful. She was so accommodating, insightful, and good at what she does! She was never annoyed with my endless emails and questions and she fulfilled all my requests like they were nothing! She made the planning process run so smoothly by helping me keep an appropriate timeline. She was there the night of the wedding and helped with the timing of the evening with things such as bouquet toss, cake cutting, etc. (she even bustled my dress a couple times) She was so thoughtful to make sure we had a couple boxed meals to take with us at the end of the night too, which was SO nice. Now, the food. ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. You know how wedding food is often rubbery chicken and the same “typical bulk batch” sides? I get it; making meals for 180+ people and serving them in a timely manner can only mean the food is so good, right? That is so not the case here. We had the hardest time at the tasting deciding on choices. The salads were 20 steps above the usual out-of-the-bag with the go-to ranch you see at weddings. They alone showed there was a chef with a culinary mind behind every detail. They have so many classy options that are safe for your guests without being “typical” and “expected.” They have safe options for sides like creamed potatoes and green beans, which were excellent. BUT, we wanted to stick with the “better than the rest” theme that we had seen in everything else at The Phoenix so we went with gnocchi topped with spinach and pea fondue (how fancy) with the choice of chicken or beef. It was sooo good. I have had several people since make it a point to tell me the food was no doubt the best food they have ever had at a wedding. (I won’t lie, the food being good was one of my biggest concerns.) Now, what’s the cost of providing a GOOD dinner for 180 guests? In all honesty, I still am coming to terms with how much was spent on this wedding. I am so practical and the numbers were unfathomable. BUT, when comparing the prices at The Phoenix with other venue and catering options, it is no doubt comparable and WORTH IT. I realized you’re going to pay no matter where you go, but what you get out of it is so beyond expectations at The Phoenix, it really was worth it. I absolutely recommend The Phoenix to anyone looking for a location that is classy without being stuffy, accommodating staff, food so good you won’t worry about guests (and you!) not enjoying it, and a smooth planning process all the way through the night of the wedding! We loved every bit of our experience!Sent on 07/22/2019
The Phoenix- Cincinnati, Ohio's reply:
Tish · Getting married on 11/16/2019
The Phoenix truly made my daughter's event a storybook wedding. Special shout out to Laura Freking, she is the ultimate pro!Sent on 08/21/2019
From our first meeting with The Phoenix, Laura and her team were thoughtful, attentive to our needs, communicated clearly and timely and gave us great confidence this was the right venue.
Throughout the weeks leading up to the reception, this high level of professionalism continued. However, the day of the wedding really exceeded all my expectations. From the moment I walked into the room, I was amazed. The room looked beautiful, every detail was attended to prior to my arrival. The staff working the reception were fabulous as well; personable, efficient and so helpful. The food was great and the bartenders, spot on!
The bones of this building are beautiful. Many of our guests raved about how lovely the venue was.
I can't say enough about how pleased we were. My only regret is that we cannot use The Phoenix again for my next daughter's wedding (Cleveland-based). Thank you Laura and the entire team at The Phoenix for a magical day!
Lindsay Crutchfield · Married on 08/10/2019
Great barbeque and flexibility
We loved working with The Phoenix for our wedding. Lilly was so helpful from the beginning, listened to what we wanted, and made great suggestions. They communicated promptly, answered all of our questions, and were transparent about pricing. The tasting was a great way to try out the food ahead of the wedding and confirm what we wanted (it was delicious!), and some of their suggested menus were a great starting point but easily tweaked. Day-of, we didn't have to worry about a thing. Their staff took care of our larger room flip, set the tables/folded napkins beautifully, and made cleanup quick. Overall we're so glad that we picked them - they had great customer service and options for every budget.Sent on 08/21/2019
The Phoenix- Cincinnati, Ohio Price Rates
We've created some more affordable options for Fridays and Sundays as well as our off-peak season. Our team wants to help every couple plan their dream wedding, if our standard wedding packages do not fit within your budget, let us share how we can give our best rates on a Friday or Sunday and in January and February.
For more information and to view packages: https://www.thephx.com/weddings/wedding-specials-10/
Have shot some of the most beautiful weddings at The Phoenix! Staff is friendly, location is central to a few parks. Looking forward to working here again soon!
The Phoenix is one of the best venues in Cincinnati....love working with their awesome team!
I highly recommend the Phoenix and their staff. As a vendor who sees hundreds of events every year, I can honestly say you will not find a higher quality venue or experience. All of the staff from sales to the actual servers for your celebration will be top notch and give you outstanding customer service. I've been providing DJ Entertainment, Photo Booths, Lighting and more for over 39 years, and many of our most memorable events were at the Phoenix. I would have no problem giving them Five Stars!